Anzac Day

In remembrance of those who served during the Great War and in more recent wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations, Anzac Day ceremonies are held each year throughout the world on 25 April.

This was the date that the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, alongside British and French troops, landed on the Gallipoli peninsula in 1915.

Coincidentally, three years later the intense battle of Villers-Bretonneux took place over the same date.

Therefore, in Northern France, Anzac Day has particular significance, as the Dawn Service is held on the site of the Australian National Memorial, in commemoration of those who fought in the area in 1918. Following the Dawn Service, a town service is held in Villers-Bretonneux. Patrons may then travel to the town of Bullecourt where two services are held in the afternoon, a town service and a service at the Digger Memorial.